The School of Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Hieu Bui headshotProgress in Bringing DNA Computers to Life

Dr. Hieu Bui is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and principal investigator of the Advanced Computing Laboratory at The Catholic University of America. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Boise State University in Electrical Engineering. Upon the completion of his postgraduate education, he taught computer science and nanotechnology courses for the Duke University and Duke Talent Identification Programs. Following that, he was a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine NRC postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including molecular computing, DNA nanotechnology, systems biology, bioelectronics, and nanophotonics.

Dr. Bui has received several awards for his research including Department of Defense DTRA NRL grant, National Academy of Sciences research associateship, National Research Council outstanding publication award, Duke University Computer Science outstanding dissertation award, Duke University nanoscience fellowship, and Micron Technology scholar. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals (i.e. Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, ACS Synthetic Biology, ACS Nano, Small, New Journal of Physics), conferences (i.e. Foundations of Nanoscience, International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, ISDRS, IEEE IRW), book chapters, and patents.

Watch Dr. Bui's keynote speech, along with a presentation from Provost Dominguez, in the Research Day 2022 opening events.